As the President begins to run from the widely criticized Bergdahl disaster, the blame game has started. And once again, the shield around Obama has sprung to life.
From The Weekly Standard
“Now wait a minute, are you saying it was Secretary Hagel that made this decision, or was this the president of the United States?” McKeon, a California Republican, said to reporters. “It was the president of the United States that came out with the Bergdahls and took all the credit. And now that there’s been a little pushback, he’s moving away from it?”
And that is the exact point: Obama makes a decision he thinks is popular, parades out the family for the big photo op, then turns and runs when it is shown once again he doesn’t have a clue what leadership is about.
And those that served are still weighing in as well: From ABC News
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a U.S. Air Force pilot who flew missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, told reporters that evidence is “obvious now” that Sgt. Bergdahl deserted his post, and therefore any notion that the United States does not leave its own behind was negated after Bergdahl apparently walked off base.
“Now look, if it comes out…somebody snuck into base and abducted him, that’s one thing, but I think every indication that we’re getting is that he walked off his base,” Kinzinger, R-Illinois, said. “When you leave your country behind, the assurance of your country will never leave you behind is null and void. That’s what I learned in survival training, that this is kind of a two-way street.”
Obama didn’t consult with Congress, especially the intelligence committee. So it was close hold; it was just them.
They’re not blaming Bush, or the Tea Party. I suppose that’s progress…
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